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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. About what does Serge want to learn?
(a) Fishing
(b) California wines
(c) Worms
(d) Import-export

2. How does Henry slightly disagree with Papini?
(a) Papini flirts with religion; Henry refutes religion.
(b) Papini needs opera; Henry prefers musical comedy.
(c) Papini advises fasting; Henry advises feating.
(d) Papini desires to be alone; Henry wants loneliness.

3. Who comprises the communal life with Henry?
(a) Some crazy Russians, a Dutchman, and a Bulgarian woman nemed Olge
(b) A dormitory of university students
(c) Some dwarfs from the Cirque Medrano
(d) Several young expatriate American students

4. When Henry is writing about Claude, of whom is he really thinking?
(a) Germaine
(b) Tania
(c) Mona
(d) Fanny

5. Sleeping on a mattress in the hall, what is Henry's troubled dream?
(a) Boris, Carl, and Tania laughing at him in the Louvre.
(b) Germaine forcing him to marry her when she gets pregnant.
(c) The dancers and audience of Follies-Bergere all naked and scratching fleas.
(d) The Mona Lisa scratching herself to get rid of bedbugs.

6. What makes Henry feel ill when he opens the door of the commune?
(a) The smell of disinfectants
(b) The smell of cooking with rancid butter
(c) The stale smoke in the room
(d) The body odor of the Russians

7. What is Henry's perception of Mr. Wren, the American artist and writer?
(a) He is someone Henry wants to know better.
(b) He is a better writer than Henry.
(c) He has everything because he has a rich wife.
(d) He makes no sense when he talks.

8. What happens in Henry's head as Moldorf reads the letter from Fanny, his wife in America?
(a) He gets a migraine
(b) One of his surrealist fantasies
(c) He daydreams of flying to America
(d) He thinks about his own wife, Mona

9. How does Henry picture Serge's lazy slut of a wife?
(a) As an emaciated American woman with no ambition.
(b) As an intelligent, hard working American woman.
(c) As a fat American lying on the sofa eating bon bons.
(d) As a would-be writer with no talent.

10. Where is Marlowe about to go?
(a) Hamburg
(b) San Francisco
(c) New York City
(d) London

11. What does Serge offer Henry in exchange for his services?
(a) Introductions to wealthy patrons.
(b) One meal a day and a place to sleep.
(c) A private loft where he can write.
(d) Fifty francs a week.

12. What is Henry's description of Marlowe?
(a) A broomstick wearing clothes
(b) A scarecrow in a cornfield
(c) Nothing but a skull perforated by two deep sockets
(d) The living epitome of Ickabod Crane

13. What does Henry imagine is the value of the ring he tries to pawn?
(a) Thirty centimes
(b) A pound and six pence
(c) A dollar and a half
(d) Fifty francs

14. In what way does Henry say Carl and Boris are sufferers?
(a) They are bewitched by words.
(b) They are hungry and tired.
(c) They lack self-confidence.
(d) They are mad and tone deaf.

15. What price is extracted from Henry for his meals at the Cronstadts?
(a) Reading from his manuscript
(b) Translating letters
(c) Cleaning the toilets
(d) Carbons and babysitting

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Nanantatee's friend, Kelpi, do when Nanantatee is not at home?

2. What is Marlowe's usual trick to get out of paying a bar bill?

3. Where are the people from who are coming to view the Villa Borghese apartment?

4. On what are Henry and Boris talking about collaborating?

5. What is the main thing worrying Henry about his writing?

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